Fill colander twice for mess to steam. Steam each colanderful (with cover) until limp. Then cut up and put in covered cook pot or pan to wait for frying.
In a large skillet, fry bacon until crisp, then remove. Pour vinegar and sugar Into grease and stir well. Add broken up bacon, a little water if needed and then chopped greens a little at a time, stirring to coat them.
Reduce heat, cover, simmer until served.
As always, never eat a wild mushroom unless you're certain of its identity and it has been cooked.
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